An exchange of experience and a further strengthening
of international co-operation were the main
focus of a two-day conference on "Fraud
and Aid Funds" in Brussels. The event
finished today in Brussels and had been
organised by the European Anti-Fraud Office
(OLAF) for the second time.
The "Second Seminar
on Fraud and Aid Funds", was opened
on Thursday by European Commission Vice-President
Siim Kallas. Participants from all over
the world - public prosecutors, auditors,
police and investigations officers, government
representatives, legal experts and officials
- convened in Brussels to share their
experience in investigations and in co-ordinating
with different international donors and
One of the topics discussed
was the added value of OLAF in this area.
Participants also took note of a speechAll available translations.
recently delivered by Belgian Advocate General
Francis Desterbeck analysing, in particular,
OLAF's relationship with the judiciary.
Mr Desterbeck concluded that OLAF investigations
can indeed make a difference for the national
criminal justice authorities.
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